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Making Your City "EV Ready"

As cities look to capitalize on the opportunity that EVs can bring, from lower maintenance costs for consumers to better air quality for residents, they also must lay the groundwork for their communities to become ‘EV ready’.
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The Lowdown on the Federal EV Tax Credit

If you’re thinking about purchasing a plug-in vehicle in 2017, chances are good that you’ll still be able to cash in on that deal, but it won’t be around forever.
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September 23, 2020

National Drive Electric Week Social Media Campaign

Show us your EV! There is now an electric vehicle (EV) registered in nearly every single county in Minnesota, and we want to show off the EV-olution in the state!…

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September 22, 2020

2020 National Drive Electric Week Events

National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) takes place September 26 through October 4, 2020 and is a national initiative to raise awareness of the benefits of electric vehicles, whether they are…

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August 31, 2020

Minnesota Cities Take Charge on Electric Vehicles

The Cities Charging Ahead cohort was such a success for Minnesota communities pursuing electric vehicle (EV) readiness, there’s now a sequel and a spin-off! These initiatives show growing momentum and enthusiasm for EVs in communities across the state.

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August 27, 2020

A Family’s Tour of Minnesota State Parks Goes Electric

As many across Minnesota look for new ways to explore the outdoors, Bjorn Watland of Saint Paul and his family found a way to do so with the help of their electric vehicle (EV). An active member of the MN EV Owners community, Watland shared on social media how he and his family organized weekend road trips to Minnesota state parks using their EV, a growing network of EV chargers, and a little creativity.

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July 27, 2020

Electric Vehicles + Solar at Home

Drive Electric Minnesota recently sat down (virtually) with Jukka Kukkonen, chief electric vehicle (EV) educator at Shift2Electric (one of our frequent collaborators) to learn more about his family’s new at-home charging stations, powered by solar energy.

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June 30, 2020

Announcing Powering Ahead with Vehicle Electrification (PAVE)

Powering Ahead with Vehicle Electrification (PAVE) will provide resources and technical assistance to sixteen municipal utilities across Minnesota to educate and engage customers to meet their community's electric vehicle (EV) adoption goals.

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June 22, 2020

Federal Tax Credit Supports Installation of Electric Vehicle Chargers

A formerly expired tax incentive known as the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit (AFITC) was quietly renewed by Congress in late 2019 and will allow business owners and individuals interested in installing electric vehicle charging stations to earn tax credits worth up to $30,000 through December 31, 2020.

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May 7, 2020

Update on Federal EV Tax Credits and the 2019 Filing Extension

With the annual tax-filing deadline extended to July 15, 2020 because of the COVID-19 crisis, new electric vehicle (EV) owners have an added cushion to claim the IRC 30D New…

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April 20, 2020

Watch: Overview and Outlook on EV Market

Atlas Public Policy’s Nick Nigro joined our Cities Charging Ahead stakeholders on March 18, 2020 to give an update on the current state of…

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April 14, 2020

Drive Electric Minnesota Policy Update

Just as COVID-19 impacts all other aspects of our lives, it also impacts the prospects for new electric vehicle policy in the Minnesota legislative session. The focus of legislators is rightly on the immediate crisis and the toll it’s taking on our families, friends, colleagues, and people across the nation and globe. However, I do want to update you on the current outlook for clean transportation in the 2020 legislative session.

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